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MVRDV and morePlatz win competition “Hafenspitze” in Mainz, Germany

MVRDV and morePlatz win competition “Hafenspitze” in Mainz, Germany

Oct 15, 2014

MVRDV and morePlatz were chosen winner of the international competition for two office buildings with a total surface of 12,000 m² pioneering the transformation of Mainz’ former harbour Zollhafen. The ensemble consists of an elongated block of five storeys and an eleven-storey high-rise tower creating a landmark at the waterfront. “Hafenspitze” is being developed by CA Immo Deutschland. Construction start is envisioned for autumn 2015.

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Markthal Rotterdam opens today: A mix of housing and market

Markthal Rotterdam opens today: A mix of housing and market

Oct 1, 2014

Today Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opens Markthal Rotterdam, a project by developer Provast. Markthal is the first covered food market of the Netherlands, drawing inspiration from food markets in Stockholm, Barcelona and Valencia. The roof of the market hall is an arch accommodating 228 apartments, underneath the hall are 1,200 parking spaces and a supermarket. The combination of market hall and housing is a new typology and, located in Rotterdam’s city center, is expected to attract 4,5 to 7 million visitors each year. The construction of Markthal, a design by MVRDV, took five years to be completed. The project was executed by contractors J.P van Eesteren, Mobilis and Martens en Van Oord.

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Construction of The Couch for Tennis Club IJburg underway

Construction of The Couch for Tennis Club IJburg underway

Sep 10, 2014

The club house for Tennis Club IJburg has topped out, the mould for the concrete tribune reveals the curve of things to come.

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Evolutionary Cities: El Croquis publishes third MVRDV issue 

Evolutionary Cities: El Croquis publishes third MVRDV issue 

Jul 28, 2014

‘Evolutionary City’ entitles the third monographic issue of MVRDV in the El Croquis series which has been released today. Following ‘Stacking and Layering’ (2002) and ‘Artificial Ecologies’ (1998), this third issue #173 focusses on 22 works from 2003 to 2014 complemented by a conversation between the founders of MVRDV and Powerhouse Company and an essay by architecture critic and curator Aaron Betsky.

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King Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima inspect Baltyk Project in Poznan

King Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima inspect Baltyk Project in Poznan

Jul 16, 2014
A Royal visit in Poznan: during their State visit to Poland at the end of June, MVRDV project manager Fokke Moerel presented MVRDV's Baltyk, mixed-use tower to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.
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Winy Maas Selected as Curator for Strelka Institute’s Upcoming Academic Year

Winy Maas Selected as Curator for Strelka Institute’s Upcoming Academic Year

Jul 15, 2014

MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas has been selected as the curator for the Strelka Institute’s 2014-2015 academic year. Maas also lectures and teaches all over the world, most recently serving as a visiting professor of architectural design at the ETH and as a professor of architecture and urban design at Delft University of Technology.

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MVRDV wins Graydon Award for Financial Stability

MVRDV wins Graydon Award for Financial Stability

Jul 2, 2014

Today MVRDV has received the 'Financially Healthy Award 2014', issued by credit rating corporation Graydon for being at the top of the financially healthy businesses in its sector. The awards states that it is safe to do business with MVRDV. This comes at a moment when the financial crisis reaches its 6th anniversary in Holland and is a great compliment to our way of doing business. The current credit rating for MVRDV is A and according to the credit rating report no other Dutch firms in the same discipline have a better credit limit. MVRDV is a strong and healthy company. 

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Glass Farm Finalist Brabant Style Award

Glass Farm Finalist Brabant Style Award

Jul 1, 2014

Glass Farm one of four finalists for Brabant Style Award (Brabantse Stijlprijs). The jury praised its daring architecture and the great public space around the building. September 15th the winner will be announced by the Province of North Brabant. 

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Ground breaking for Danish Rock Museum in Roskilde

Ground breaking for Danish Rock Museum in Roskilde

Jun 30, 2014

Today the Danish Rock Museum, MVRDV and COBE together with Wessberg engineers and LIWplanning start construction of the new home for the Danish Rock Museum in Roskilde. The museum, which offers visitors an adventurous rock music experience, will open its doors in 2015. It is the first building of ROCKmagneten, a larger rock music district consisting of three new buildings and a refurbished factory. Roskilde is the location of the annual Roskilde Festival, the largest North European culture and music festival.

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Arjen Ketting MVRDV's second official BREEAM EXPERT

Arjen Ketting MVRDV's second official BREEAM EXPERT

Jun 26, 2014

Congratulations to Arjen Ketting who has received his Breeam 'diploma'. He is the second official Breeam expert at MVRDV, after Marta Pozo Gil (BREEAM and LEED assessor), who is currently director of MVRDV's Asian office in Shanghai. 

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Transformation Stedelijk Museum Schiedam: MVRDV wraps interior of historical chapel in red shelves 

Transformation Stedelijk Museum Schiedam: MVRDV wraps interior of historical chapel in red shelves 

Jun 12, 2014

MVRDV completed its transformation of the entrance of Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. The museum for modern art, which is housed in a historical building transformed its central neoclassical chapel into an entrance, shop and café area. The transformation adds a visually clear element, a red shelf which contains all new program and treats the historic structure respectfully. The 500m2 transformation started last year and was recently finalised.

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MVRDV present New York Penthouse with car elevator and ‘sky vault’

MVRDV present New York Penthouse with car elevator and ‘sky vault’

May 7, 2014


MVRDV has been commissioned by Young Woo & Associates to redesign PH1, a 3598 square foot penthouse in an exclusive building in New York's West Chelsea district. The 3 bedroom duplex features 80 feet frontage over the Hudson River, 668 square feet exterior space and a ‘sky vault’, transforming the stairs into a gallery and safe. The penthouse on the 12th and 13th floors can be reached by car through a personal elevator which carries the car to the apartment. It is now up for sale via Nestseekers.com

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MVRDV wins 58ha Serp & Molot factory transformation in Moscow

MVRDV wins 58ha Serp & Molot factory transformation in Moscow

Apr 28, 2014

Moscow Chief Architect Sergei Kuznetsov announced MVRDV as the highest scoring finalist in the competition for a refurbishment of the legendary Serp & Molot (Hammer & Sickle) factory, located East of Moscow’s centre. MVRDV designed an urban concept which respects the structure of the 58 hectare industrial zone and creates room for 1.8 million m2 mix use development. Development Corporation Donstroy estimates an investment of 180 billion Roubles and envisions its completion in 2021.

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Winy Maas on Architecture by Road

Winy Maas on Architecture by Road

Apr 24, 2014
Winy Maas' interview on Architecture by Road is now online. The interview is in French and you can watch it here. More info
Winy MaAs' lecture at the University of Michigan is now online

Winy MaAs' lecture at the University of Michigan is now online

Apr 24, 2014

On March 25 Winy Maas gave an inspiring lecture at the University of Michigan. Click here to watch the lecture and to find out what's next! More info